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Re: Magic Nodes 4.2 w/ 380 masks & real GUI (2011-07-01)[MM2

Post by MMFrLife » Tue Jan 03, 2017 11:07 pm

Lowlander wrote:Magic Nodes doesn't edit files, for that you'll need RegExp Find & Replace.

That's what is being said by jgt1942. This has already been covered and is old now. See here

Re: Magic Nodes 4.2 w/ 380 masks & real GUI (2011-07-01)[MM2

Post by Lowlander » Tue Jan 03, 2017 9:13 pm

Magic Nodes doesn't edit files, for that you'll need RegExp Find & Replace.

Re: Magic Nodes 4.2 w/ 380 masks & real GUI (2011-07-01)[MM2

Post by jgt1942 » Tue Jan 03, 2017 3:29 pm

ZvezdanD wrote:The first post of this thread contains the Installation section and the link to the Web page of the add-on from where it could be downloaded.

In a reply to one of my post it was suggested that Magic Nodes was not the tool I should be using and suggested "RegExp Find and Replace" (see viewtopic.php?f=2&t=28510&p=430618&hilit=RegExp+Find+and+Replace#p430618) and I'm happy to report that it resolved my issue.

Re: Magic Nodes 4.2 w/ 380 masks & real GUI (2011-07-01)[MM2

Post by ZvezdanD » Tue Jan 03, 2017 2:02 pm

willyvds wrote:When I expand the node, it shows the list of 20 albums.
Now what I would like is that I can see all 20 albums at once. However, when I select "show all node" it shows all my classical albums, not just the top 20.
When I select "show files in filelist" (on the top level), it show some 150 albums.

You should combine your filters with the "Top <ID:1> (weighting) rated (complete) Albums" mask. Here is its Filter:
Code: Select all
Songs.IDAlbum IN (SELECT IDAlbum FROM Songs WHERE Rating >= 0 <If|Caption:Only complete albums having number of files equal to maximal track #|Value=1|ID:2>AND IDAlbum IN (SELECT IDAlbum FROM Albums INNER JOIN (SELECT IDAlbum, Count(*) AS CntFld FROM Songs GROUP BY IDAlbum, DiscNumber HAVING CntFld = Max(Cast(TrackNumber As integer)) AND CntFld >= <Number|Caption:Min. number of files per disc|Value:5|MinValue:1|MaxValue:20|ID:3>) AS T1 ON Albums.ID = T1.IDAlbum GROUP BY IDAlbum HAVING Albums.Tracks = Sum(CntFld)) <End If>GROUP BY IDAlbum ORDER BY <If|Caption:Average file rating weighted by track length|Value:1|ID:4>Sum(SongLength * Rating) / Sum(SongLength)<Else>Avg(Rating)<End If> DESC LIMIT <Number|Caption:Number of albums|Value:20|MinValue:1|MaxValue:100|ID:1>)

Re: Magic Nodes 4.2 w/ 380 masks & real GUI (2011-07-01)[MM2

Post by willyvds » Tue Jan 03, 2017 6:21 am

I have made a node for my Top 20 Classical albums with the highest rating and having at least one 5-star song. This is not a very complicated query (see below). When I expand the node, it shows the list of 20 albums.
Now what I would like is that I can see all 20 albums at once. However, when I select "show all node" it shows all my classical albums, not just the top 20.
When I select "show files in filelist" (on the top level), it show some 150 albums. This is some selection (don't know why these are shown).

I vaguely remember that I had this in the past. But I don't remember how. Or maybe it was never possible.

<Group|Name:Klassieke Top ...>\20 gewaardeerde albums|Child of:Library|MM filter:Klassieke muziek|Position:Last child|Filter:<Album artist> <> 'Various Artists'|Show tracks:No\<Album|Sort by:Avg(Rating) Desc|Top:20|Min tracks:3|Filter:Max(<Rating>) = 100>

Suggestions are welcome!
Regards, Willy

Re: How do you use Magic Nodes in MM 4.1.14.1813

Post by dtsig » Tue Dec 27, 2016 10:35 am

You need to post these questions in the Magic Nodes forum in addons section. You will get much quicker response

Re: Magic Nodes 4.2 w/ 380 masks & real GUI (2011-07-01)[MM2

Post by ZvezdanD » Tue Dec 27, 2016 2:04 am

The first post of this thread contains the Installation section and the link to the Web page of the add-on from where it could be downloaded.

How do you use Magic Nodes in MM 4.1.14.1813

Post by jgt1942 » Tue Dec 27, 2016 12:33 am

How in the heck do you use Magic Nodes in MM 4.1.14.1813 all of the references I have found so far are not insync with the latest version of MM or Magic Notes v4.3.2 and I become totally confused and lost.

Re: Magic Nodes 4.2 w/ 380 masks & real GUI (2011-07-01)[MM2

Post by jgt1942 » Mon Dec 26, 2016 7:22 pm

Sorry but I'm totally lost regarding Magic Nodes. After reading through the tread I was convinced that Magic Nodes would help me remove a leading blank in the title of several of my music entries.
In the post by thefaceman (viewtopic.php?f=2&t=19168&p=321414&hilit=remove+blank+from+title#p321414) he stated
NOTE: Go to EDIT > MAGIC NODES SETTINGS > Click NEW button and then cut and paste the text shown in this post between the two


I have MM Gold v4.1.14.1813 installed and when I go to Edit I don't see an entry for Magic Nodes Settings. While I've had MM installed for a couple of years I've been using it at a very basic level and I'm not an expert user by any means. Because of this I need the dummies version of any help and documentation.

Currently I'm assuming Magic Nodes is an addon or extension but so far I have failed to find anything about Magic Nodes outside of the forum post I referenced above. In the forum I failed to find details about adding Magic Nodes to my MM install. I expected to see a full description in the Addons section of the MM website.

Re: Magic Nodes 4.2 w/ 380 masks & real GUI (2011-07-01)[MM2

Post by MMFrLife » Thu Dec 22, 2016 9:21 am

Nevermind. I figured it out. You can just use show unknown setting with simple node like Disc#.

Re: Magic Nodes 4.2 w/ 380 masks & real GUI (2011-07-01)[MM2

Post by MMFrLife » Thu Dec 22, 2016 9:13 am

Is 'Unknown' possible like with MM Collections?

ex., Disc # is unknown (I don't see it in the filter dropdown and I tried writing it in)

Re: Magic Nodes 4.2 w/ 380 masks & real GUI (2011-07-01)[MM2

Post by ZvezdanD » Sat Dec 17, 2016 10:19 am

No, it is not possible. There is no such thing as "Magic Nodes collection". A collection is not a synonym for a node. The Search dropdown menu cannot display any Magic node, as it cannot display any other node from the media tree (beside of collections), automatically or programmatically. The MM API doesn't allow putting some new item in its dropdown list.

As you guessed, if you want to search for a file that is contained in some Magic node, you could just select that node and choose File list.

Re: Magic Nodes 4.2 w/ 380 masks & real GUI (2011-07-01)[MM2

Post by MMFrLife » Sat Dec 17, 2016 9:20 am

Nevermind. I guess you just use file list. Although, I'm still curious if the other is possible, whether currently or not.

Re: Magic Nodes 4.2 w/ 380 masks & real GUI (2011-07-01)[MM2

Post by MMFrLife » Sat Dec 17, 2016 9:15 am

Can MM simple search be used to search collections in Magic Nodes like it does with native collections?

When you click on a native collection, that collection shows up in the simple search dropdown menu. Although, when you click on a
Magic Nodes collection/caption simple search does not detect it.

Thanks

Re: Magic Nodes 4.2 w/ 380 masks & real GUI (2011-07-01)[MM2

Post by MMFrLife » Fri Dec 16, 2016 7:30 am

I get it. The way it behaves is really better and more efficient (more inclusive).
Instead of odd or funny, how about a wording vs behavior paradox or kind of misnomer.

The creators of it (I didn't think it was you) had to be smart enough to recognize something like, "192 and 320 are not 'between' 192 and 320".
But it was intended to have a greater purpose, as you showed. And with greater purposes, sometimes, come difficulty in wording/describing things in a particular way.
That's fine. I don't have a problem per se. It just threw me off a bit, until I figured to adjust the numbers. :wink:

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